Businesses: Respect Privacy

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Because your computer didn’t come with a privacy and security manual.

It’s a challenge for business!

2.5 quintillion bytes of data were generated by internet users in 2020.
70% of business leaders say their company increased collection of consumer personal data over the last year but 62% say their company should do more to strengthen existing data protection measures.
75% of the consumers said they wanted greater transparency about how their data is used.
68% of consumers are concerned about the level of data being collected by businesses and 40% don’t trust companies to ethnically use their data.
92% of customers appreciate companies giving them control over what information is collected about them.

Businesses have a responsibility to protect customer data!  Brand and reputation depend upon it!

Businesses: Respect Privacy

Respecting the privacy of your customers, staff, and all other stakeholders is critical for inspiring trust and enhancing reputation. According to the Pew Research Center, 79% of U.S. adults report being concerned about the way their data is being used by companies. By being open about how you use data and respecting privacy, you can stand out from your competition. 

Be transparent about how you collect, use, and share consumers’ personal information. Think about how the consumer may expect their data to be used. Design settings to protect their information by default. Communicate clearly and concisely to the public what privacy means to your organization, as well as the steps you take to achieve and maintain privacy. 

Download Respect Privacy infographic here

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